Gurupur Receives Marquis Recognition
Assistant Professor Varadraj Gurupur is the recipient of the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who’s Who. Gurupur joined the department’s faculty in 2014. Much of his research focuses on software engineering decision support systems for health care and education. Read about his impressive career.
Fottler Receives Marquis Recognition
Professor Emeritus Myron Fottler is the recipient of the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who’s Who. Fottler joined the UCF faculty in 1999 and served as executive director of the department’s health services administration programs. Read about his impressive career.
Wan Publishes New Book
2017 SDPS Conference Awards
Associate Dean and Professor Thomas Wan received a Lifetime Achievement Award for his outstanding achievements in the health sciences from the Society for Process and Design Science at the society’s 2017 conference last week (photo). Wan is the author of some 200 journal articles and multiple books, and he has mentored more than 100 doctoral students. In addition, Assistant Professor Varadraj Gurupur was identified as “one of the rising stars of SDPS” when he received a Special Service Award for taking a lead role in organizing the conference (photo). Congratulations!
Daniel Barr Up and Comer
Alumnus Daniel Barr (M.S.HSA ’04) is one of 15 health care executives nationwide to receive the 2017 Up and Comers Award from Modern Healthcare, a leading source of healthcare business and policy news, research and information. Barr, 39, is vice president of operations at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. His profile appears on modernhealthcare.com. Read about other recent honors he’s received.
Public Affairs Student, Professor Publish Research Article
Cao Xian, a student in the Doctoral Program in Public Affairs, recently published an article in the Journal of Cancer Education. Xian, who has a medical background in China, wrote the article with Su-I Hou, professor in public affairs and health management and informatics, and focused on faith-based interventions for cancer in minority communities. The article can be read here.
2018 UCF Taiwan Study Abroad Open to Students
The 2018 UCF Taiwan Study Abroad Program is now open for students interested in health or related fields. This three-credit program will introduce students to issues related to Asian culture, health care and aging society, while exposing them to the island’s cuisine and culture. Register for the program here.
UCF Master’s Degree Student Wins AAC Award
Anna-Marie Blaney, a master’s degree student in the health care informatics program and cross country runner, recently won the American’s Sports Excellence Award from the American Athletic Conference. The award is given to a student-athlete in each AAC-sponsored sport, based on academic credentials, athletic accolades and accomplishments, as well as volunteer service to the community. Read more about the award and Blaney here.
Incoming UCF Professor Featured in NPR Segment
Incoming assistant professor in the Department of Health Management and Informatics, Basia Andraka-Christou, Ph.D., was recently featured in a NPR segment. Andraka-Christou spoke about misleading information spread about buprenorphine and methadone by Alkermes, and how Alkermes has used state law as a marketing tool for its brand name medication. Andraka-Christou will start at UCF in January 2018.
To hear the segment, click here.
UCF Selects Liu as 2017-18 Predictive Analytics Innovation Fellow
The UCF Center for Higher Education Innovation has selected Xinliang “Albert” Liu, Ph.D., as an inaugural 2017-18 Predictive Analytics Innovation Fellow. He will work on a project entitled “Predicting Risk for Excess Credit Hours among undergraduates at UCF.” The project aims to document the prevalence of taking excess credit hours among undergraduates, examine individual characteristics and institutional factors associated with excess hours, and formulate recommendations that reduce the need for excess hours.